B.Sc. On Campus

Actuarial Science

University of Nairobi

48 months
1902 USD/year
1902 USD/year
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The Actuarial Science programme offered by the University of Nairobi is designed to provide broad training in the basic mathematics underlying the operations of private and social insurance and employee benefit plans. 


The Actuarial Science programme at the University of Nairobi offers course units in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research and Actuarial Mathematics.


  • Insurance Companies: Valuing financial contracts and investing funds.
  • Consultancy: Offering advice to occupational pension funds and employee benefit plans.
  • Government Service: Supervising insurance companies and advising on the national insurance.
  • Actuaries are also employed in the stock exchange, in industry, commerce and in universities.
  • To be successful, actuaries must have a definite liking for mathematics. Mathematical ability isnt the sole criterion for success. Actuaries must be able to handle the financial, administrative and human relations problems that occur in business

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals Of Actuarial Mathematics
  • Principles Of Economics
  • Principles Of Operations Research
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Introduction To Analysis
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Elements Of Linear Algebra
  • Probability And Statistics
  • Introduction To Statistical Inference
  • Introduction To Time Series Analysis
  • Computational Methods And Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




44 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted into the degree of Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science candidates must meet the minimum University and School of Mathematics entry requirements.

  • Mean grade B+ at KCSE plus at least grade B+ in Mathamatics.
  • Diploma in Statistics or Diploma in Computer Studies.
  • Diploma in Education , with Mathematics as a major subject.
  • A-level :Two principal passes in Maths /Physics, Maths/Chem,Maths/Geog, Maths/Econ.
  • A degree in a mathematical subject from a reconized university.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 951 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    1902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 951 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • Year 1: 103,500 KSHS per semester

Living costs for Nairobi

49608 - 74988 KES /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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